Charity Quotes

Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows. - Moliere


You cannot hope to build a better world without improving individuals. We all must work for our own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity. - Marie Curie


The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others, lives unblest. - Henry Home


If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when? - Rabbi Hillel


The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall; but in charity there is no excess, neither can angel or man come in danger by it. - Francis Bacon


The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation. - Peter Marshall


The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


He who wished to secure the good of others, has already secured his own. - Confucius


Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.- Muhammad Ali


Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. - St. Francis of Assisi


No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave - Calvin Coolidge


God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with. - Billy Graham


You will find, as you look back on your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others.- Henry Drummond


Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong.- Zoroaster


We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill


True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense. - Emanuel Swedenborg


I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do.- Helen Keller


You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. - Zig Ziglar


I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. - Albert Schweitzer


The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving. - Albert Einstein


Life is short. Be swift to love! Make haste to be kind! - Henri Amiel


If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. - Bob Hope


I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I've had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works. - Ken Blanchard


Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. - Mother Teresa


If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
- Emily Dickinson


Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven. - Henry Ward Beecher

If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. - Bob Hope


With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. (Second Inaugural Address) - Abraham Lincoln


The living need charity more than the dead. - George Arnold


But how shall we expect charity towards others when we are uncharitable to our selves. Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner. - Sir Thomas Browne


Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature. - Chuang Tzu


In politics, as in religion, it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe the half of our creed than for those who deny the whole of it. - Charles Caleb Colton


A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog. - Jack London


In the old days charity was a virtue instead of an industry. - Voltaire


Christmas! 'Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial fire of charity in the heart. - Washington Irving


The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity.-Sargent Shriver


The steel workers have now buried their dead, while the widows weep and watch their orphaned children become objects of public charity. The murder of these unarmed men has never been publicly rebuked by any authoritative officer of the state or federal government.-John L. Lewis


The system of volunteerism is divisive. It pits one charity against the others for the charity dollar.-Phil Donahue


There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs.-Charles Dickens


There is a real diversity of talent and background on the A list so as to better reflect our society in all walks. There are people who have been candidates before, Councillors, Doctors, business leaders, charity campaigners.-Adam Rickitt


There is no truer cause of unhappiness amongst men than, where naturally expecting charity and benevolence, they receive harm and vexation.-Francois Rabelais


There's a huge AIDS epidemic in Africa, and one of Bad Boy's plans this year is to give more awareness to that. We're gonna be doing a big charity concert helping to save some of the brothers and sisters in Africa.-Puff Daddy


There's lots of charity stuff that I can do. There are actually a million things to do here, but it would be very hard for me to stop going overseas, because I've been doing that for longer than I've been playing in the WNBA.-Sue Wicks


Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.-Zhuangzi


To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.-Bodhidharma


Today, our actions must be motivated only by our intense desire to achieve a just and lasting peace. The compassion and charity of the American people should be reflected in this legislation, though sadly, they are silenced.-Nick Rahall


Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.-Albert Camus


True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense.-Emanuel Swedenborg


Unity in things Necessary, Liberty in things Unnecessary, and Charity in all.-Richard Baxter


URGE is a grassroots charity. We organized to get some incubators to give to the hospital for the kids. We donate money to orphanages.-Ziggy Marley


We are not coaching on a daily basis because we often travel with our charity and commercial interests.-Nadia Comaneci


We have the right as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money.-Davy Crockett


We have to restore power to the family, to the neighborhood, and the community with a non-market principle, a principle of equality, of charity, of let's-take-care-of-one-another. That's the creative challenge.-Jerry Brown


We have tried you citizens; we are trying you now, and you have a couple of dollars for the sorrowing mothers, brothers and sisters by way of a charity gift.-Rose Schneiderman


Welfare distorts behavior, makes one less personally responsible and reduces the role of private charity. This principle applies to corporate welfare.-Larry Elder


I have been able to travel all over the country and see many places that I probably never would have visited. I have also participated in many charity events for worthy causes.-Rob Mariano


I met Clinton at a benefit for teachers, which was a very good charity, but I met him for about 90 seconds, and I thought it was important to meet the leader of the free world. So I stood next to him for a photograph, and then apparently that's all it takes.-Julie Bowen


I open events for museums and I do charity work and photography.-Bill Wyman


I play a lot of charity golf mainly. I'm a bandit 18 if I play two or three times a week.-Eric Bristow


I really enjoy doing charity, for a good cause, it's like the least I can do, I really enjoy that stuff. I enjoy giving back.-Alex O'Loughlin


I rode in a nine-day charity ride recently, averaged 43km a day and still finished in the lead group. I'm 38, not quite finished yet.-Greg LeMond


I tend to do golf charity things because it's much safer and you don't get much chance of a broken arm or leg.-Dougray Scott


I think musicians and artists are the most philanthropic people I know. Their charity record of the music business would hold up to the work of anybody.-Glenn Frey


I think we raised about 20,000 pounds. There was a live performance thing so we thought we'd donate the equipment for an online charity in Britain. I hated to part with my guitar, but it was for such a great cause.-Dan Hawkins


I've a problem with the word charity because I think that NGOs, as I prefer calling them, really do take the work of moral and social responsibilities that ought to be taken on by governments.-Emma Thompson


If I survive, I will spend my whole life at the oven door seeing that no one is denied bread and, so as to give a lesson of charity, especially those who did not bring flour.-Jose Marti


If we put our trust in the common sense of common men and 'with malice toward none and charity for all' go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail.-Henry A. Wallace


If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.-Bob Hope


If you're an enthusiast and you love the world like I do, it comes naturally. But I think charity must become more fun to give, more interactive and imaginative.-Joanna Lumley


In essentials, unity; in differences, liberty; in all things, charity.-Philipp Melanchthon


In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.-Anne Baxter


In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it.-Charles Caleb Colton


It is better for me to serve a charity as an actor or a voice, rather than at a luncheon being just a celebrity.-Ben Kingsley


It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.-Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley


It's very difficult to ignore humanitarian disasters. The royalties from my albums continue to support my charity work.-Cat Stevens

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